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Old 07-13-2006, 06:48 AM   #1
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Should you have a wide grip for OHS (like the snatch), or is the grip closer to a push-press (a little more than shoulder width or there-abouts?)

I've been playing around with the grip width on OHS and suddenly realized I wasn't even sure which was proper/better.

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Old 07-13-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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I think either are valid. If I am using a Bar, I will use a snatch grip, but if dumbbells I use more shoulder width, although as you pull your shoulders back your grip naturally widens.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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As Jeramiah mentioned, OHS with dumbells are normally done shoulder width.
There was a discussion about OHS some time last week.
click here: http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/26644.html
and there is a photo of Greg Everett doing an overhead squat with dumbells, and perfect positioning.
When using a barbell, the OHS is traditionally done with the snatch grip. in O-lifting training, we take the bar off of the racks, with the snatch grip, do a snatch push press, then do the overhead squats. Not only is this done as a core strengthening exercise, but to get you strong in your overhead position for the snatch- thus the importance of keeping your overhead position the same as it would be if you were snatching.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks, those pics of Greg with the DBOHS (yikes) were very helpful.

Got a video of that snatch push press? :-)
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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Bryan-
No, i dont have one now. but i will get one in the next couple of days, during training, of a snatch push press into an overhead squat and i will post it on here- hopefully by Monday.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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I think I've stumbled across it before, but can't seem to find it right now. Does anyone have a link to a page(s) on different grips for the different lifts? Not only how the hands are gripping the bar, but the spacing. On one lift I think you want the hands spaced so that with arms hanging, the bar crosses your body just above the crotch. I don't recall if this was for deadlifts, or clean and jerk, or what exactly. Thanks in advance.
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